Macron Says Sending Western Troops to Ukraine Not Ruled Out

While speaking with European leaders at a summit about bolstering support for Ukraine, French president Emmanuel Macron said that “we will do everything needed so Russia cannot win the war,” adding that while “there’s no consensus today to send in an official, endorsed manner troops on the ground… in terms of dynamics, nothing can be ruled out,” according to AP.

Meanwhile, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico seemingly backed up Macron’s statements, claiming that a “restricted document” shared at the summit in Paris “imply that a number of NATO and EU member states are considering sending troops to Ukraine on a bilateral basis,” according to Politico.

“I can’t say for what purpose or what they would do there,” he said, adding that “This meeting is confirmation that the Ukraine strategy of the West has completely failed.”

Russia has previously warned that any foreign military deployment to Ukraine, regardless of its mission, would be considered a legitimate military target.